Can you imagine if we scrutinized all purchases like this by government officials? We might could balance the budget!

@atkinsww1 - it is amazing when you consider all of the government waste - actually disgusting

I agree that it is excessive and a waste of tax payer's money, but let get real... that is just a fraction of the excessive waste spent by the Obama Administration, particularly Michelle with her 70 plus personal staff members each of whom were paid very high salaries. Republican or Democrat - there is too much waste in Washington.

@jmarkb - I don't disagree with the comparison. It just shouldn't be ok to do it in the first place. I was surprised that it was Carson.